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Issue 57

Wasafiri 57: Jewish/Postcolonial Diasporas

Issue 57: Spring 2009

Jewish/Postcolonial Diasporas

Interviews with Linda Grant and Vikram Seth

Poems by Richard Berengarten, Jenni Daiche, Ruth Fainlight and Elaine Feinstein

Fiction by Ian Craine and Samir El-Youssef

Anita Desai’s Ca'Foscsari Prize acceptance speech, Venice 2008

Art Essay: Israeli Art Reflecting Cultural Trauma

Articles on the East End Bildungsroman from Israel Zangwill to Monica Ali, Cixous and Derrida, Nazi Cinema, Fanon and Klüger

Reviews of Jacqueline Rose's The Last Resistance and Question of Zion, Linda Grant's The People on the Street: A Writer’s View of Israel, Rozena Maart's The Writing Circle, Estha David's Shalom India Housing Society and Arun Kundnani's The End of Tolerance



Bryan Cheyette

Nadia Valman
The East End Bildungsroman from Israel Zangwill to Monica Ali

Max Silverman
Knotted Intersections: Cixous and Derrida

Michael Rothberg
In the Nazi Cinema: Race, Visuality and Identification in Fanon and Klüger

Maya Jaggi
Two Lives: An Interview with Vikram Seth

Emma Parker
Interview with Linda Grant

Clive Sinclair
The Kimberley Fantasy: An Alternative Zion

Dana Arieli-Horowitz
Existence Under Terror: Israeli Art Reflecting Cultural Trauma

Poetry Section
Featuring Elaine Feinstein, Ruth Fainlight, Richard Berengarten and Jenni Daiche

Anita Desai
Acceptance Speech for the Ca’Foscari Prize, Venice 2008

Samir El-youssef
Fiction: Company

Ian Craine
Fiction: In Khorezm

(Post)colonial Jews
Three personal pieces of Jewish self-critique by Jonathan Boyarin, Eitan Bar-Yosef and Miriam Sivan

Louis James
Obituary: Roy Heath


Axel Stähler
Jacqueline Rose The Last Resistance and The Question of Zion
Eitan Bar-Yosef The Holy Land in English Culture 1799-1917: Palestine and the Question of Orientalism
Linda Grant People on the Street: A Writer’s View of Israel

Sue Vice
Sander Gilman Multiculturalism and the Jews

David Brauner
Jonathan Freedman Klezmer America

Shaul Bassi
Aamir R Mufti Enlightenment in the Colony: The Jewish Question and the Crisis of Postcolonial Culture

Sam Naidu
Rozena Maart The Writing Circle
Esther David Shalom India Housing Society

Bruce King
Susan Visvanathan Phosphorus and Stone and The Seine at Noon

Gwenelle O’Neal
Baby Halder A Life Less Ordinary

Frederick Luis Aldama
Yasmin Crowther The Saffron Kitchen

James Gibbs
Anthonia C Kalu, ed The Rienner Anthology of African Literature

Jason Rotstein
Robert Sullivan Voice Carried My Family
Moniza Alvi How the Stone Found its Voice

Michela A Calderaro
Lorna Goodison Goldengrove: New and Selected Poems
Jacqueline Bishop Fauna

Tabish Khair
Arun Kundnani The End of Tolerance
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